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Unfortunately, your flashes won't be able to do the job. It's not that the DLites are altogether useless (they're really rather nice units), but the way they work — the way a lot of studio flashes work, and not just at the lower end — means that the flash duration at t 0.1 (the time when at the flash is firing at more than 10% intensity) is as short as it's ...


The difference the diffuser shape makes is mainly the shape of the catchlights. I.e - shoot a person with a square diffuser, you'll get a square catchlight in their eye. Shoot them with something round, the catchlight will be round, which arguably may look more natural. On the other hand, square catchlight can look like a window, which is also neat. ...


At 1/250, you are trying to exceed the x-sync speed of the 6D (which is 1/180, as you have found), which explains the black bar. Don't forget that on the 450D, as a crop-sensor camera, the shutter has less distance to travel, so doesn't need to move as fast to give the same exposure time, which explains why some full frame cameras have a slower x-sync speed ...


The point of a diffuser is to create light that comes from a larger area and is more spread out than what the bare flash produces. Theoretically, its shape influences the distribution of the light as well, but due to the spreading-out effect, light basically goes from every point on the diffuser's surface in all directions. Which means that in practice, a ...


Yes, the Canon 430EX II is fully compatible with the Canon EOS 6D and should be able to do all of the functions for which it is designed. If you are having problems using your 430EX II with your EOS 6D, here are a few things you should check: Batteries Be sure the batteries for both the flash and the camera are properly charged. Connection Be sure the ...


The primary difference in diffuser shapes is in the shape of any specular reflections in the image, for example the catchlights in the subjects eyes. Octagonal diffusers produce highlights which look more rounded and therefore more natural and less obtrusive. However, in some cases hard edged highlights are required for a certain look, you see this a lot ...


While the specifics are somewhat brand-dependent, this question has essentially been answered already in one of your follow-up questions. Start with the following assumptions: There is no magic involved; everything that happens will be as simple as it possibly can be and still work; The system is not and cannot be foolproof; any sufficiently advanced fool ...

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